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Onder vuur

(Jack Ryan Universe #19)

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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  6,778 ratings  ·  400 reviews
Tijdens een bezoek aan Teheran voor de inlichtingendienst heeft Jack Ryan jr. een lunchafspraak met zijn goede vriend Seth Gregory. Na afloop weet Seth hem een sleutel mee te geven vergezeld van een mysterieuze boodschap. De volgende dag wordt Jack gesommeerd naar een appartement te komen, waar twee mannen hem vertellen dat Seth is ondergedoken met een grote som geld die b ...more
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Published October 4th 2016 by A.W. Bruna Uitgevers (first published June 16th 2015)
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T.J. Jansen
Tom Clancy is gone. I know he had co-authors on the last several Ryan books, but this is the first that felt noticeably "different". In particular, many of the choices made by Jack Jr. were inconsistent with the charachter that had been built over the series. This felt like a different guy...more reckless and less capable. Had Jr. been consistent with the backstory, the absence of Clancy's traditionally tight intrigue would have been less jarring. To be fair, the book was entertaining, but just ...more
Nick Brett
The trouble with being a fan of the Tom Clancy “RyanVerse” is that you feel the need to read all the books as you have invested so much time in the characters. In fairness the previous Grant Blackwood dip into the world of Clancy wasn’t bad. This is his second offering and it didn’t work for me.

Ryan Junior (let us remember he is the son of the US President) is able to travel the world without Secret Service protection, without anyone recognising him, and by the way, he is an intelligence agent f
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Ric
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tough one to finish. The plot's a little too convoluted and contrived to keep me hooked. Granted, this series takes a lot of suspended disbelief to start with, as in the president's son running around the world doing covert stuff and shooting it out with bad guys, but still I have my limits. Jack Jr. is hardly recognizable here and Isabel, the Iranian gunslinger, is one of those characters where I wonder if the author forgot to tell me more because I don't understand why she acts that way.

Was h
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Mark Rubinstein
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grant Blackwood has co-authored novels with Tom Clancy, James Rollins and Clive Cussler. Under Fire is the first solo novel Mr. Blackwood has written for the late Tom Clancy franchise, and a fine one it is. Jack Ryan, Jr. is on his own in Tehren. He meets a friend for lunch. The friend hands him the key to his apartment and a cryptic message. Soon afterwards, the friend goes missing. Jack begins tracking him down, and is soon enmeshed in high-stakes intrigue involving various international agenc ...more
Michael Hicks
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought
UNDER FIRE is the latest in the line of posthumous Ryanverse novels in which previous Tom Clancy collaborators and co-writers stake out on their own. I guess it should be noted that one's enjoyment of these works would be dependent on their acceptance of Clancy as a franchise and franchise-generator, rather than as an individual author of unique works. For quite a while now, Clancy's name has adorned work in which he either co-wrote (DEAD OR ALIVE, COMMAND AUTHORITY) or developed the premise (OP ...more
Dan Curnutt
I have loved the Jack Ryan, Jr. and The Campus novels. They have been excellent works in the Tom Clancy fashion. I have felt that Grant Blackwood has been a great asset to the Clancy stable of writers, as I have noted in my other reviews of his work.

BUT, this novel didn't really work for me. My first problem is that it really only had Jack Jr. in the story until about 70% of the way through, then finally Dom Caruso shows up in the field. That misses the mark of what The Campus is about. It is no
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Shannon
The plotting was convoluted at times but the characters were engaging enough for me to keep going with the audio. I doubt I would have done so with the novel.

Scott Brick, the narrator, did a respectable job with all of the voices and accents.

OVERALL GRADE: C plus to B minus.
Tom Tischler
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On a routine mission to Tehran Jack Ryan Jr has lunch with
his oldest friend Seth Gregory who is an engineer overseeing a
transcontinental railway project. The next day Jack is summoned
to an apartment where two men tell him that Seth has skipped out
with the funds for a vital intelligence operation. He soon joins
up with Ysabel Kashani an Iranian woman who has the only clue to
Seth's whereabouts. Jack soon finds himself in a maze of intrigue,
lies and betrayals. No one seems to be who they are inc
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Chris
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'll start by saying this: Clancy was one of the greatest authors of his genre, and to expect anyone to perfectly fill his shoes now that he is gone is a discredit to a great man.

Having said that, we have two notable successors to the franchise he created, Blackwood being one of them. I have to say that even though I didn't expect this to read like an actual Clancy book, I felt that the writing didn't live up to his standards. The story is relevant to current events and the characters are famil
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Eric
Jun 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The 8th book using Clancy's name, the 3rd since his death, is not written by Mark Greaney (he wrote 5 of them so far with a 6th on the way), but instead Grant Blackwood takes his second shot. Whoo boy, is it awful. The story takes off so quickly I could barely keep up. The first 1/3 of the story is a mystery tale, with so many clues and names I lost track of who was who. The last 2/3 tries to tell a story of an attempted coup in one of the -stans near Russia, but it is all over the place. Blackw ...more
Mike French
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like Tom Clancy, you will enjoy this one! Grant Blackwood is an excellent writer and I am looking forward to his new thriller series he is working on. Very exciting from start to finish!
Nathaniel
Dumb but sorta entertaining. 2.5 stars rounded up.

Ultimately the issue with this book is that I'm not sure why we should care about the overall plot. I'm not sure we're given enough in the book to care about overall plot. I think the reasoning is all external to the book; a small Russian Republic wants to breakaway from Moscow; and in your head you know how its generally gone before. Therefore you automatically side with the small republic. And that can work but I think you also have to give th
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Andrew
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know that Tom Clancy is not the primary writer on this, but the feel of the story is the same as that which captured my admiration when I read my first Tom Clancy novel over thirty years ago. The attention to detail and the time spent on character development as well as character interaction make it almost easy to stomach the wait between new books.
Phillip III
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The worst thing for me is I have no idea is if this is Book 1 in a New Jack Ryan Jr. series, or like, Book 7 in the continuing Jack Ryan Jr. series. Just depends what site you look at for information.

Thing is, I always wanted to enjoy reading Tom Clancy novels. Problem was whenever I tried, I lost track of which character was which --all the names sounded the same. All of the names sounded Russian. There was always so much detail --for me-- that it bogged down the story,

Two things happened to (r
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Will
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Clancy fans with maleable standards
SUBJECTIVE READER REVIEW FOLLOWS:

The entire time I was writing this review the Righteous Brothers' song lyrics, 'you've lost that love and feeling' kept playing in my mind. Sorry Grant Blackwood, you can collaborate with Clancy pretty well as proven in 'Dead or Alive' but creating Clancy was a failure in my humble opinion with 'Under Fire.' It would seem that Mark Greaney, 'Full Force & Effect' was truer to the faith with the North Korean rare earth minerals story. As inaccessible as North Korea
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Michael Goulette
Not even close to the standard set by Tom Clancy or Mark Greany. Was hard to get through.
Richard
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For the genre, and Tom Clancy' Jack Ryan world, this rates as an average B movie. Something to pass the time and enjoy as long as you don't question the plot (very convoluted but not in the good way of Tom Clancy's earlier books) or characters.

Speaking of the characters we have a number of new ones but Ysabel is the one that shoguns best. However she, like all the rest, doesn't get much character development.

Annoying that Dom is used as just-another-henchman. This is part of the problem with t
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Mike Selland
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, and yet...
Since I've read all of Clancy's books I've come to expect a level of detail that was missing here. Jack, Jr. way too casually brings people into the Campus circle. And the CIA operatives go along with everything Jack suggests without question. Sure, at the beginning they think he's just a business and finance guy, but within short order he's leading the team. Not terribly realistic.
Also, there is a disconnect from other books in the series that didn't exist when Cl
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Rob Cohen
This one seemed to drag. I miss the early days of Clancy, where it was more techno thriller and political intrigue and less about hand to hand combat. Don't get me wrong, there was plenty of techno crap in this one and politics, but it just doesn't feel the same as the old days. I remember the plot lines of all of the early books simply by their title, but since Clancy died, the books have just seemed to run together and I cannot tell one from the other... I guess it shows, you can never go home ...more
Todd
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Solid action thriller, but definitely not in the same ballpark as Clancy. It's better to just think of it as it's own book and not connected to the earlier Clancy masterpieces. Jack Ryan Jr. is now essentially a full-fledged military black-ops type field agent, and there's very little actual spy analysis or tradecraft in this novel. ...more
Bob Wasserman
Kind of flat, definitely disappointing. I've had mixed results when new writers pick up a series by a great author - not an easy task.
I never really bought the premise and why the key characters were doing what they're doing - putting their lives on the line for........I know he TOLD me, but I didn't buy it.
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Alec Peche
Like other raters have said, I'm having a hard time with the premise that the President's son goes around the world saving people w/o Secret Service protection which would be such a liability to capture JAck Ryan, Jr and hold the US hostage for his ransom. Since I am so bothered by the premise, I'll desert this series. ...more
Barry
Jul 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, but definitely not as good as Clancy's books. Dragged a bit and there never really seemed to be a good reason for Junior and friends to do some of the things they were doing. In fact, there never really seemed to be a reason for the story at all. ...more
Kelly Nielsen
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Brad
Jun 28, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Ugh! Really wondering when I'm going to finally learn. Tom Clancy is dead. These knock-offs are worse than pathetic. Disbelief unable to be suspended, even for a page. Someone please stop me before I read another! ...more
Clay Davis
The last half of the book was not as interesting as the first. The manual on how to make a coup was interesting. Dagestan doesn't not seem that important for such a long book. ...more
Jeff
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
OK read, not a real well-developed plot and definitely not up to the Clancy standard, but also not a complete waste of time to read it. How's that for an endorsement!? :-) ...more
Jeff Arbuckle
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read. A little different feel from the Mark Greaney books but still a fast pace story line to stop you from putting the book down.
David
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Contrived; disappointing; predictable. Not like a typical Clancy novel!
John
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This isn't Tom Clancy at all. If I read "Jack spun on his heel" one more time I'm going to scream. ...more
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